Question about GE Microwave Ovens
I push any of the controls on the front 1 minute, 2 minute, time cook, and the display and timer work but the microwave does not start. The timer starts but not any cooking.
This is probably the top or bottom door switch or its mount may be loose or broken.
Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.
The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.
Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.
It's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.
One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
There may also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or elsewhere which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.
If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 11, 2013 | Panasonic 1974 Microwave Oven Cookbook &...
Oct 03, 2013 | Danby DMW139 Microwave Oven
Jun 06, 2010 | GE JES1358 Microwave Oven
Sep 08, 2009 | Emerson Microwave Ovens
Aug 31, 2009 | Sharp Microwave Ovens
Aug 30, 2009 | Panasonic NN-SN657SMicrowave Oven
Jun 22, 2009 | Emerson Microwave Ovens
Apr 26, 2008 | Microwave Ovens
29 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!